Andrea Zittel: A-Z West Works (Foto: Andrea Zittel)
The Berlin gallery Sprüth Magers will open the pop-up store “Andrea Zittel: A-Z West Works” on three Saturdays in November. Handmade ceramic bowls and textiles made in Andrea Zittel’s studio A-Z West in the Californian desert near Joshua Tree National Park will be presented. The proceeds will benefit the art project and the weavers and artists working for it.
The A-Z Containers ceramic bowls, each with different textures, shapes and glaze patterns, fulfil all eating and drinking purposes: the large bowls are suitable for meals, the medium-sized ones for side dishes or cereals, the small ones for drinks. Each object is unique. Since 2000, A-Z West has been both Zittel’s home and her field of experimentation, where works are created and tested.
Zittel has been using the A-Z Containers in her everyday life since the early 1990s – and they are still the only tableware used in A-Z West. The textiles A-Z West Panels are hand-woven by the community of artists who work in the A-Z West Weaving Studio. Each unique piece is based on specific guidelines set by Zittel, which are then reinterpreted by the individual weavers.
All proceeds generated from the sale of A-Z West Works fund the overall sustainability of the studio and support desert-based artists.
Sprüth Magers Berlin, Oranienburger Straße 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saturday, 6 November 2021, 11am – 6pm
Saturday , 13 November 2021, 11am – 6pm
Saturday , 27 November 2021, 11am – 6pm
Further dates will be announced soon.